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Yuanyang And Jianshui

5 Days Yunnan Yuanyang Rice Terraces Photography Tour: Kunming, Jianshui, Yuanyang

Tour Code: SPTO_01
Destination: Kunming - Jianshui - Yuanyang

Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival - Kunming
Upon arrival in Kunming, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in.
Day 02

Kunming - Stone Forest - Jianshui (Breakfast + Lunch)
Travel 270km to Jianshui (4 hours' driving). On the way, explore the Stone Forest in Lunan County.

Stone Forest: Located about 86 km away from Kunming, it is a world of innumerable bizarre shaped stone peaks and cliffs created by water erosion some 270 million years ago. Stone Forest is a typical example of karsts topography covering an area of 400 square kilometers and including both large and small forest as well as many other scenic spots.

Zhu Family's Garden
Zhu Family's Garden

Zhu Family's Garden
Zhu Family's Garden

Day 03

Jianshui - Yuanyang (Breakfast + Lunch)
Shoot the private garden of Zhu Family. Drive 2.5 - 3 hours to Yuanyang in the afternoon, on the way, shoot the 400-year-old Shuanglong (Double-Dragon) Bridge with elegant pavilion style and 17 bridge openings.

Zhu Family's Garden: Covering an area of more than 20,000 square meters with 5000 square meters' architectural area, the garden was built during the late Qing Dynasty. The garden coordinates living demands with local natural environment well. It represents Chinese garden's development trend, and demonstrates Zhu's family's ups and downs of fates in Chinese history.

Shuanglong Bridge
Shuanglong (Double-Dragon) Bridge

Yuanyang Terraced Fields
Yuanyang Terraced Fields

Hani kids
Hani kids

Day 04

Yuanyang (Breakfast + Lunch)
Get up early and shoot the spectacular view of sunrise on mountain terraces at Duoyishu Village. Then visit Qingkou Village where the ethnic Hani people live. After that, take sunset photos in Laohuzui Terraced Fields.

Yuanyang Terraced Fields: The fields are located in the south of Yunnan, 400 kilometers or 6 hours' drive from the provincial capital city of Kunming. It is very ideal place for photography, as they have more than ten thousand hectares of terraced rice fields and some ethnic Hani villages. The terraced fields in Yuanyang are the home of the Hani Nationality. The fields have played a vital role in the life of the Hani People since ancient times and remain the fabric of the Hani People's existence.

Yuanyang Terraced Fields
Yuanyang Terraced Fields

Hani woman
Hani woman

Day 05 Yuanyang - Kunming (Breakfast + Lunch)
Depart Yuanyang and return to Kunming. We offer 5 options for today's tour:
1. Tour to the Dragon Gate in Western Hills.
2. Tour to Haigeng Park by the Dianchi Lake, where you will enjoy the nice view of the lake and see many seagulls.
3. Tour to Golden Temple.
4. Tour to Qiongzhu Temple.
5. Explore the Bird-Flower Market and Jinma Biji Archway.
Transfer to Kunming airport to connect with your onward flight.

Dragon Gate: A group of exquisite stone grottoes, rooms and Buddhist figures carved with excellent craftsmanship on a large natural rock. It is in Western Hill, a forest reserve that is suited at the west bank of the Dianchi Lake with flourishing flowers and dense forest.
Golden Temple: The present Golden Temple was built in 1670 A.D. during the Ming Dynasty. It is the most important and active Taoist temple in Kunming. The whole structure of the temple is made from bronze, weighs 280 tons and stands 6.7 metres in height and 7.8 metres in width.
Qiongzhu Temple: A Buddhist temple which was first built in the Tang Dynasty (618-907). Verdant old trees surround the temple and the peaks are always curled up by cloud and mist. The most impressive features in this temple are the 500 Arhat sculptures. Compared with Bodhisattvas, Arhats look more like human beings than Gods, and therefore they are popular among the common people and monks.

Hotels For The Above Tour

City Luxury Standard Comfortable
Kunming Green Lake Hotel
Kunming Hotel
Jixie Hotel
Jianshui Zhu's Family Garden Hotel
Zhu's Family Garden Hotel
Zhu's Family Garden Hotel
Yuanyang Yunti Hotel
Yunti Hotel
Yunti Hotel

Tour Price

Please send us an email and provide the information below so that we can quote precisely for the above tour.
1. The number of adults and the number of children in your party. If there are children under 12 years, they can enjoy the preferential price.
2. Your approximate travel date.
3. The code of the tour that you are interested in. Each tour has a code, you can find it above - at the top of the page where the tour is.
4. Hotel choice for your tour (luxury or standard or comfortable hotels).
5. If you would like us to tailor make a new tour for you that is different from the above tour, please let us know your requests.

Service Includes

1. The economy-class air charges of the domestic flight or soft sleeper/seat train charge between cities as specified in the itinerary.
2. The hotel accommodation is based on two persons sharing one standard twin room with private facilities in all relevant locations. If a single client requests a twin room alone, the single room supplement will be charged.
3. For the land tour in each city, daily American breakfast is served in the hotel, and Chinese lunch and/or dinner will be served with two cups of soft drink outside the hotel. All meal arrangements are served as the itinerary specifies.
4. Private transfers for you and your party as a group between airports, train stations, hotels and all sightseeing spots. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.
5. One private English-speaking guide and driver will accompany you on all normal sightseeing tours in each city.
6. Entrance fees to the tourist sites.
7. Should your tour include a cruise, then the shore excursion in groups and activities will be subject to the arrangements made by the cruise company.
8. China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance from you country of origin.


Service Excludes

1. The international or domestic air/train charge of arrival and departure.
2. Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, drink, telex, telephone calls or overweight baggage charges.
3. Charge of obtaining your visa to enter China.
4. Optional programs which are not specified in the above itinerary.
5. Tips to Guide and driver, entirely voluntary.
6. Single Room Supplement.
What is single supplement? - The hotel is based on double occupancy. If the visitor travels alone or the number of the travelers is odd (such as 3, 5, 7...), who stays in one single room has to pay the single room supplement. As the hotel is on double occupancy.

Stone Forest
Stone Forest Yunnan Yuanyang Terraced Fields
Yuanyang rice terraces
Yuanyang Terraced Fields
Kunming Yuanyang Terraced Fields
Yunnan Yuanyang rice terraces
Yuanyang rice terraces
Chaoyang Tower
Chaoyang Tower, Jianshui
Confucian Temple Jianshui
Confucian Temple, Jianshui
Jianshui Zhu Family's Garden
Zhu Family's Garden
Zhu Family's Garden
Zhu Family's Garden
Yunnan Zhu Family's Garden Jianshui
Zhu Family's Garden
Kunming Zhu Family's Garden
Zhu Family's Garden
Zhu Family's Garden Jianshui
Zhu Family's Garden
Shuanglong Bridge Jianshui
Shuanglong Bridge
Swallow Cave Jianshui
Swallow Cave, Jianshui
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